Daily Archives: August 11, 2010

Female infants growing breasts blamed on hormones used in milk production

Thanks to a helpful reader for pointing us to this story by John Robbins on “The Huffington Post”:

Photo via paraspiracy.com Photo not directly related to the story.

People are very upset about this, and for good reason. Female infants in China who have been fed formula have been growing breasts.

According to the official Chinese Daily newspaper, medical tests performed on the babies found levels of estrogens circulating in their bloodstreams that are as high as those found in most adult women. These babies are between four and 15 months old. And the evidence is overwhelming that the milk formula they have been fed is responsible. Continue reading

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Victory for California’s raw almond growers — they can now challenge the USDA’s requirement that their almonds be either pasteurized or fumigated

Here’s an excerpt from the story, via “the Cornucopia Institute”:

Recent USDA pasteurization requirements have devastated California raw almond producers market share, as raw food fans look elsewhere for truly raw almonds. Almonds picture via the Cornucopia Institute.

WASHINGTON, DC – A federal appeals court ruled today, overturning a lower court decision, that a group of California almond farmers have the right to challenge a USDA regulation requiring the treatment of their raw almonds with a toxic fumigant or steam heat prior to sale to consumers. For the past three years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has denied American consumers the right to buy raw almonds, grown in the USA, when they shop in grocery and natural food stores. Continue reading

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